Spain vs Slovenia: central match of the round
On August 1, group stage of the man's tournament will be finished with a match between champion of Europe and champion of the world. Our experts prepared a prediction for the match between Spain and Slovenia.
Spain national team for another time confirmed the status of best team in the world. Few days ago we saw another match between the finalists of 2019 World Cup, this time on a Japanese court. On this match Argentinians were beaten by Spaniards with only a ten-point margin, on the World Cup it was two times bigger.
South Americans put up a decent performance in the first quarter, but in the second one they were hopeless. In forty minutes Europeans scored 81 points, while their opponent - only 71. Sergio Scariolo's lads are currently on the second spot and have already guaranteed a spot in the quarter-final.
Slovenia national team is on the first spot in «group of death» and have already guaranteed a spot in the quarter-final. Just like Argentina, they have destroyed Japanese team. Europeans won that game by 35 points. Hosts managed to close down Luka Doncic. Balkan sniper scored 25 points, almost two times less than in the first round.
Zoran Dragic put up a brilliant performance that night, he scored 24 points. For another time champions of Europe have scored more than 100 points (116:81).
Spain averages 84 points per game
Slovenia averages more than 100 points per game
Spain and Slovenia have never scored less than 80 points on the current Olympics
Spain has a team of star veteran players. Slovenia has some younger talents, of course the main one is Luka Doncic. In our opinion, experience will beat the youth today, so we offer to place a bet on the World champions.
Our prediction - Spain to win (Including OT)
Match between champions of the world and champions of Europe is not so important, because both teams have already guaranteed a quarter-final spot. We are expecting a scenario of All-Star Game from the match between Spain and Slovenia, so they should be able to beat the total.
Our second bet is on total over 176,5 points